Virgil Abloh is unravelling the rules and regulations of Euro-centric, Western sartorial codes and questioning why we perceive people based on how they’re dressed. This season, for Abloh, is about creating a new vanguard – one that is bold, radical and inclusive.
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Refresh, rewind, recall the joys of, well, anything besides whatever it is you’re doing now. Jonathan Anderson’s AW21 collection harks back to his early transgressive origins while refreshing the stale climate of now.
Founder and creative director Samuel Ross predicts a post-pandemic work-from-work outlook, and it’s as optimistic and liberating as we’d hoped. But, like our path to freedom, it’ll take some time to get there.
In the age of the image, Central Saint Martins’ recent MA Fashion Image graduates are producing ever-more stimulating work. So take a pause from the memes and look at some proper good photos.
Take a look at Jackson Payne’s photo book, Life in London. What better time to remind ourselves of sun-soaked summers and tinnies in the park when it’s cold, wet, and Lockdown 3.0? Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.
The artist, who has worked with ICA, Peak Gallery and was awarded a spot at the Royal Academy, takes the crap you tip and turns it into proper works of art. Humorous, sensitive, and always irreverent, Crowther is set to be BritArt’s Next Big Thing.
Bored and lusting over pre-pandemic life, photographer Mikey Corcoran hopped into his Chevrolet, switched on Space 103.2 and got to know the locals of Los Santos. The fictional city of Grand Theft Auto 5.
We’ve long-seen Britain’s gory gang life played out on screen, and even charting in the Top 40. As for books? Not so much, until Gabriel Krauze – once juggling a criminal career and a university degree – released his ultraviolent debut, Who They Was, last year.
With frustration comes fearlessness, if the young, emerging British artists of today are anything to go by. Responding to the politics, protest and pandemic of the past year, THE FACE introduces you to 13 bold and brilliant painters, photographers, filmmakers and sculpturists making British art special.
Photographer Jermaine Francis took to the streets of London to capture a summer of change, disruption and protest.
In 2015, Ben Ditto, Toby Mott and Jamie Reid produced Skinheads: An Archive, a history of one of the most controversial British subcultures of the 20th century. Now, the art director and artist are back with the book’s third edition.
Answer: they all feature in Allan Gardner and Jack Kennedy’s twisted exhibition, He Will Always Be My Son. Exploring fame and social morality, the punk duo’s mixed-media work merges our pop culture obsessions with stark reality.
Kim Jones’ AW21 collection will take you out of this world. Expect thumping house beats playing throughout and a DayGlo palette that illuminates even the greyest of years.
Her last collection sold out in its entirety in two days, then Cher gave her a shoutout on Twitter. Her approach to sustainability has been praised as nothing short of innovative. Now, the designer is back with her SS21 collection.
Artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Stephanie Francis-Shanahan has whipped up the perfect antidote for one helluva crap year: a technicoloured photo book with ravers, dancers, positive messages and felt-tipped butterflies living side-by-side.
Younglawa, a photo series by Singaporean photographer Hidhir Badaruddin, challenges the negative stereotypes of Asian male identity he grew up with, establishing an alternate vision that celebrates youth, tenderness and soul.
From kicking a football about with his mates, to a starring role in County Lines playing an exploited Class A-dealing teen, the 20-year-old actor is set to take on the film biz.
Photographer Alexandra Leese’s latest project, Me + Mine, explores the relationship women have with their bodies: from Hong Kong to Brazil via Zoom.
As well as entertaining millions, the Scottish novelist has shocked, repulsed and pissed off a legion of readers since the early ’90s. Now he’s on a mission to find new meaning in affrontery in Sky doc Offended by Irvine Welsh.
Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.
The Wigan-born designer references her Indian heritage by connecting the dots between clothes, identity and culture in sensually revealing knitwear designs, having already developed a distinct style reminiscent of the skin-baring British designers of recent years.